Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


- After completing this course you can articulate your individual needs and understand the needs of others with whom you work in artistic collaborations

- You will gain tools for building trust in the people you work with and an awareness of the different roles involved in working together.

- You will develop skills to generate and achieve collaborative outcomes.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 02.09.2024 - 07.10.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sakari Tervo

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    What is the beauty and challenge of working with others? How do you navigate and embrace the sometimes messy processes of artistic collaboration? During this course you will work on a playful, collaborative project in groups. By the end of the course, you will have tools and skills to achieve goals in and through collaborative artistic processes.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    An attendance of 80% is required to pass the course. Each group assesses itself at the end of the course. Course grading is based on attendance, group assessment and the learning diary.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    - Learning diary

    - Collaborating & Independent work  

    - Co-learning and knowledge-sharing

    - (Group-) movement practices

    - Role play

    Contact teaching 34h, 21h group work, 26h time to think


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I
    2025-2026 Autumn II


    Prioritization order for admission is based on the prioritization criteria established by Aalto ARTS:


    After the registration has closed, SISU conducts a raffle to allocate all the seats while considering the possible prioritisation order stated above. If there are more registrants than available seats, ten (10) students from the remaining applicants are drawn and placed on a waiting list in numerical order. On the first day of the course, these students may check for available seats in case of no-shows. Any available seats are then filled in numerical order.

    All applicants will receive an email containing details about the registration status, once the registration period has closed.

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students, maximum 30.